Two accused identified as Parbhat Kishna Thakur and Hailu alias Santi alias Reena Basumatary were arrested.

A total of eight people, including one minor girl, who were trafficked to Srinagar in Jammu and Kashmir with a false promise of providing jobs, were brought back to Kokrajhar on Monday.

Kokrajhar Superintendent of Police (SP) Prateek Thube told reporters that eight youths, including two girls from remote villages in Kokrajhar, were lured and taken to Srinagar with the promise of providing job there in April.

There they were engaged in various works against their wills, said SP Thube.

He said that they later called up their family members following which a police complaint was lodged.

The two accused –husband and wife- identified as Parbhat Kishna Thakur and Hailu alias Santi alias Reena Basumatary-of Dadgiri under Runikhata police station in Chirang district were arrested for their involvement in trafficking.

Rinoy Basumatary

Rinoy Basumatary is Northeast Now Correspondent in Kokrajhar. He can be reached at: rinoymasscom@gmail.com